Thursday, November 17, 2011
By the end of the hour and a half session (I kept checking back to see how he was doing,) the lovely boy was bending to the right much more easily and his head hung low with complete relaxation. It was fascinating to watch. And that was one happy stallion.
The whole team - human and equine - work hard for their owners, and take pride in the wonderful showing they give to the audience in the coliseum ring. Glittering tack and wagons, prancing gleaming horses striding and pulling in tandem - proud of what they can do - they seem to know they're being watched and work well when the audience appreciates their efforts.
And so I left The Royal - after seeing many more horses, and sort of wishing that at some point in my younger years I'd be able to be a groom for some of these very special creatures.
Dreams of what I might have been or done, are just that - dreams, but often I find these days I can work hard and make new dreams and sometimes old ones come true. Do you find this as well? Isn't it wonderful?